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Every week, Imported Horror brings you the best of fiendish ghouls, bloodthirsty zombies and creepy ghosts from beyond the shining seas. We explore international horror movies and television shows from around the globe that are readily available on American streaming services. All episodes are spoiler-free.

May 25, 2023

Are you trapped in an alternatve universe filled with grayscale cosmic horror? Are you being stalked by an ancient vampire who loves tall shadows and quirky antiques? Either way, we hope you're in the mood for some throwbacks this week as we unravel vintage conspiracies with "History of the Occult" (Argentina & Mexico, 2020) and play with "finger demons" with the deliciously campy "Bloodstone: Subspecies II" (Romania & USA, 1993). We also preview acclaimed foreign horror flicks "Huesera: The Bone Woman" (Mexico & Peru, 2022), "Project Wolf Hunting" (South Korea, 2022) and "Subspecies V: Blood Rise" (Romania & USA, 2023).

History of the Occult: Motion Picture Terror Scale: 1. Quality: 3. Enjoyment: 3

Bloodstone: Subspecies II: MPTS: 1 lol. Quality: It's a 1993 straight to video vampire movie, what do you expect? Enjoyment: 5++

Articles mentioned in this episode:

"‘History of the Occult’ – Lovecraftian Horror from Argentina Now on SCREAMBOX!" by Brad Miska for Bloody Disgusting

"History of the Occult Investigates a Conspiracy of Doom" by Cheryl Eddy for Gizmodo

"Chuck Norris vs. Communism" from Vernon Films on Vimeo (full documentary for rent)

"The voice that brought Hollywood films to communist Romania’s TV screens" by Kit Gillet for The Guardian

"Opinion: ‘VHS vs. Communism’" by Ilinca Calugareanu for The New York Times

"Last Bite" by Ashley Seering on AudPop